Google is looking into the matter, but there’s a workaround that should fix things in the meantime.
The latest issue to mark the Pixel 2 XL is related to the slow functionality of the fingerprint sensor after Android 8.1 update.
A Google expert has replied on the forum with attempts to troubleshoot the issue but that does not seem to have resolved the issue. The Pixel 2 XL costs a tad more and is getting a slightly bigger price cut of $75, for a total price of $775.
It hasn’t been long since Google started rolling out Android 8.1 for the Pixel and Nexus devices. The update has been mostly smooth and without issues, but not for all. It was also reported earlier this week that some Pixel owners were facing multi-touch issues after updating their phones to Android 8.1 Oreo. Both hotwords will work on Android devices going forward, allowing users to choose whatever phrase they desire to invoke Google Assistant.
Also this doesn’t need anything extra to be installed – users can interact with their favorite app by saying “Ok Google, talk to.” to interact with that app. It’s a new model, and Google is merely trying to improve sales using the Christmas season as an excuse. It’s one syllable shorter, rolls off the tongue better, and sounds more natural, if not a bit rude. Buyers can upgrade the unit further, to 128 GB of storage, by simply adding $100 like with the regular Pixel 2.
Google has acknowledged the issue, but we are not told whether they have started working on the fix already. The video shows almost three seconds of delay in unlocking a Pixel 2 XL unit that allegedly includes the flaw. “This was followed by several users” comments confirming the same.